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Stopping the War Business: deadline for registrations extended

In October, WRI and South Korean affiliate World Without War will host an international seminar focused on resisting war profiteering. 'Stopping the War Business' will bring activists together who are resisting war profiteering in a wide variety of contexts – from the militarisation of police, to the arms trade, to extractive industry and profiteering from occupation. There is still time to register for the seminar, which will also take place alongside a WRI council meeting.

Stopping the War Business: WRI and World Without War seminar in Seoul, South Korea

In October, War Resisters' International and our South Korean affiliate World Without War will host an international seminar with a specific focus on skill sharing for taking action against war profiteering. “Stopping the War Business” will take place on 16th and 17th October, in Seoul, South Korea. The seminar will be followed by nonviolence training, and then an action to oppose the ADEX arms fair, which will be taking place the following week.

Three conscientious objectors in South Korea found not guilty

A judge in South Korea has unexpectedly found three conscientious objectors not guilty of draft evasion. The three CO's – all Jehovah's Witnesses – were acquitted by Senior Judge Choi, Chang-seok in Gwangju District Court. There are only two other reported cases – in 2004 and 2007 - of a judge finding conscientious objectors in South Korea not guilty of draft evasion, and in both cases the ruling was appealed by the prosecution and ultimately over turned. The prosecution in this case is appealing against the decision.

Stopping the War Business: International seminar against war profiteering in Seoul, South Korea, 16-17 October

ADEX action 2013ADEX action 2013In October 2015 War Resisters' International and our South Korean affiliate World Without War will host an international seminar against war profiteering. This seminar will provide a space for activists using a whole range of different methods to gather together, learn how a spectrum of tactics interlink and help each other to be more effective. The seminar will coincide with a WRI council meeting, and will be followed by a nonviolent direct action against the ADEX arms fair, which will take place in Seoul and is the largest arms fair in the Asia region. For more information and the registration form, visit: http://www.wri-irg.org/stopping-the-war-business

To be a conscientious objector is not a crime: sign and share petition for South Korean COs

Photo: Amnesty International

WRI, Amnesty International, Connection e.V. and World Without War are petitioning the South Korean Defence Minister calling upon his government to immediately and unconditionally release all conscientious objectors; recognise conscientious objection as a human right inherent to the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; make appropriate provision for conscientious objectors to military service; and to clear the criminal records and provide compensation for conscientious objectors who have been imprisoned for refusing military service in the past. You can sign it online here and download a paper version here to print out and take along to your events by Monday 16th November 16th, in order to be submitted to the Minister of National Defence on 1 December, Prisoners for Peace day.

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Stopping the War Business: 16 - 17 October: Seoul, Republic of Korea

[an international seminar on war profiteering] 

Stopping the War Business
talking tactics and linking methods

16 - 17 October 2015: Seoul, Republic of Korea
 

Please register here

For antimilitarists, disrupting war profiteering means knocking out the economic pillars that make war inevitable. It goes far beyond the arms trade (although that is an important part of it), and includes all those who fund and profit from war and militarisation.

Disrupting war profiteering takes a whole range of activities, from research, lobbying and legal challenges to mobilisation, direct action and creative campaigning techniques.

This seminar will provide a space for activists using a whole range of different methods to gather together, learn how a spectrum of tactics interlink and help each other to be more effective. It'll answer questions like 'How can we make our direct action more strategic using research? 'How could a public campaign support our lobbying work?' 'What tools or methods can help my campaign be more effective?'

This international seminar Stopping the War Business will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 16-17th October. The seminar is jointly coordinated by World Without War in Korea and international antimilitarist network War Resisters' International.

Etre un Objecteur de Conscience n’est pas un crime

 

 

 

Internationale des Résistants à la Guerre, Amnesty International, Connection e.V., et Monde Sans Guerre organisent cette pétition au Ministre de la Défense Nationale de la Corée du Sud, le Général Han Mon-Koo, demandant à son gouvernement - de libérer sans délais et sans conditions tous les objecteurs de conscience; - de reconnaitre le droit à l’objection de conscience comme étant un droit de l’homme qui fait partie intégrante du droit à la liberté de pensée, de conscience et de religion; -de prendre les dispositions appropriées pour permettre l’objection de conscience au service militaire; et d ‘effacer les mentions aux casiers judiciaires et octroyer une compensation aux objecteurs de conscience qui ont été emprisonnés pour avoir refusé le service militaire dans le passé.

Signez en ligne ici et téléchargez une version imprimée ici.

Stopping the War Business: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Date de début: 
16 Oct 2015 - 17 Oct 2015

For antimilitarists, disrupting war profiteering means knocking out the economic pillars that make war inevitable. It goes far beyond the arms trade (although that is an important part of it), and includes all those who fund and profit from war and militarisation.

Disrupting war profiteering takes a whole range of activities, from research, lobbying and legal challenges to mobilisation, direct action and creative campaigning techniques.

This seminar will provide a space for activists using a whole range of different methods to gather together, learn how a spectrum of tactics interlink and help each other to be more effective. It'll answer questions like 'How can we make our direct action more strategic using research? 'How could a public campaign support our lobbying work?' 'What tools or methods can help my campaign be more effective?'

This international seminar Stopping the War Business will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 16-17th October. The seminar is jointly coordinated by World Without War in Korea and international antimilitarist network War Resisters' International.

Conscientious objection in South Korea with Seungho Park

Date de début: 
27 May 2015

Where: Peace Pledge Union, 1 Peace Passage, London, N7 0BT

When: Wednesday 27th May, 7.00pm

Please RSVP to hannah[at]wri-irg.org

CO day in Seoul, 2015CO day in Seoul, 2015There are more conscientious objectors to military service in prison in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) than the rest of the world put together. Come and hear why - and what's being done to challenge this - from Seungho Park, an activist working for World Without War, an antimilitarist and pacifist group in South Korea. Seungho is  currently on a speaking tour of Europe to raise awareness and support for their campaign. He has previously worked for Amnesty International in South Korea.

The event starts at 7.00pm on Wednesday 27 May. An informal presentation on the CO movement in South Korea will be followed by a time for discussion and questions (also on World Without War's other campaigns, including against war profiteering and the arms trade), and a chance to look round the new Peace Pledge Union exhibition: Refusing to Kill, looking at conscientious objectors and other men and women who challenged the British state during World War One.

Les militants appellent à la libération de plus de 600 objecteurs de conscience emprisonnés en Corée du Sud

Contactez (anglais) Hannah Brock + 44-20-7278 4040 et hannah chez wri-irg.org

Aujourd’hui marque la Journée internationale de l’objection de conscience. Dans le monde, 92% de tous les objecteurs de conscience emprisonnés pour avoir refusé le service militaire obligatoire le sont en Corée du Sud. Une campagne internationale appelle à leur libération et la reconnaissance du droit à l’objection de conscience partout dans le monde.

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